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‘Time to Remember’ our loved ones

Published: October 12, 2016

Our annual memorial service to help parents and families to remember their babies lost during pregnancy or shortly after birth, is taking place on Saturday 15 October. The annual ‘A Time to Remember’ service gives parents the chance to meet other families and collectively share and remember babies who passed away through stillbirth, miscarriage or […]

£200,000 donation improves care for prostate cancer patients at Good Hope Hospital

Published: October 11, 2016

Patients with prostate cancer will be diagnosed quicker and treated more effectively at Good Hope Hospital thanks to a £200,000 donation from the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust. The money has allowed the Urology team to purchase a Fusion Prostate Biopsy Machine to benefit patients and increase the early detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Mr […]

Cycle4Sepsis complete mammoth ride to Cardiff

Published: September 14, 2016

Sepsis survivors and campaigners from the West Midlands set off last Saturday to cycle over 147 miles to Cardiff to help raise awareness of the deadly disease, which claims over 44,000 lives in the United Kingdom every year. Julian Hull, consultant anaesthetist and Phil Cawkwell, a nurse practitioner, set off from Good Hope Hospital along […]

Birmingham health trusts to join forces

Published: September 5, 2016

University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) and Heart of England (HEFT) Foundation Trusts have agreed to work together to create a single organisation. The outcome will be one Trust running the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, the Chest Clinic and Solihull Community Services, as well as the Trusts’ satellite services. Following agreement […]

TV star joins midwives to celebrate baby friendly status

Published: July 18, 2016

Popular television star, Emma Willis, took time to make a trip to Good Hope Hospital to present the midwifery team with the UNICEF Baby Friendly Award. The team were reaccredited for their excellent support with breastfeeding for local mums. Meeting the standards of an assessment and being reaccredited shows that the team continues to provide […]

Trust team take on Three Peaks challenge

Published: June 15, 2016

A brave team of ‘Peaky Hikers’ from Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust are dusting off their walking boots and taking on the Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 2 July. They will be completing the challenge across three countries in 24 hours, which includes Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis. The three mountains add up […]

HRH Princess Alexandra officially opens new unit at Good Hope Hospital

Published: June 1, 2016

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra officially opened the new Acute Medical Triage and Assessment Unit (AMU) at Good Hope Hospital on Friday 27 May. Princess Alexandra was welcomed to the hospital by Dame Julie Moore, Chief Executive of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, and dignitaries including the Deputy Lieutenant, Rashid Gatrad; High Sheriff of […]

Celebrating compassion on International Nurses Day

Published: May 18, 2016

The dedication and compassion of nursing staff at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust was celebrated at an awards ceremony on International Nurses Day (Thursday 12 May). International Nurses Day takes place every year, on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, and marks the contribution that nurses make to so many people’s lives. Over 70 […]

Hospital opens Suttonians’ eyes to sleep disorders

Published: May 13, 2016

Locals interested in learning more about common sleep-related issues, have the chance to hear from a Good Hope specialist when the Hospital hosts a talk on the subject. With more than a quarter of people in the UK suffering from sleep disorders, Dr Iyad Ismail, consultant in respiratory medicine, will be discussing common complaints ranging […]

Award in memory of former patient won by Good Hope’s new frailty unit

Published: April 29, 2016

A fledgling elderly care unit at Good Hope Hospital has been recognised for its work in cutting the length of time frail and elderly patients spend in hospital by being named winners of an award founded to ensure the legacy of a former patient. The Frailty Assessment Unit (FAU) at Good Hope, part of Heart […]

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